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Sep 1, 2013 9:00am PDT
quote on the priority targets of china, russia, iran, cuba and israel. >> i don't think that would surprise anybody.
Sep 8, 2013 5:30pm PDT
quote and was given asylum in russia. the nsa and the british spy agency gchq can access a phone user's private data including e-mail addresses and gps data on android devices and smartphone. access to blackberry phone data after security was enhanced in 2009 but the gchq cracked the
Aug 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
council. u.s. officials believe that any draft allowing for the use of force would be vetoed by russia or china. it's not time sensitive. that means it could happen one week from now or one month from now. but he said the syrian government will pay consequences after carrying out a chemical attack. >> i have decided that the united states should take action against syrian regime targets. this would not be an open ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead our attack would be limited in duration and scope. >> the team of u.n. experts that have been investigating the august 21st, alleged chemical weapons attack just returned from damascus and have not yet concluded if chemical weapons were used. the results of their findings may become known in the next few weeks. what president obama is basing his judgment on is an independent investigation that washington has done into the alleged kep cal weapons -- chemical weapons attack. president obama also said that the u.s. cannot raise its children in a world where we don't follow through on the things that we say. preside
Sep 17, 2013 2:00pm PDT
the deal on serious chemical weapons, technicians return. france and russia clash. -- syria's chemical weapons, technicians return. france and russia clash. >> the social democrats, in a grand coalition. >> hostages in the philippines walk away as the military and a standoff with rebels. -- ends a standoff with rebels. >> welcome. diplomats from the u.s., russia, britain, france and china will be meeting in new york today to discuss a resolution on eradicating syria's chemical arsenal. >> the russian initiative to get the weapons out of syria moved washington to hold off on possible military strikes. but the differences remain. >> russia has a very different version of events. at a joint press conference with his french counterpart, the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov said the attack might've been a rebelhe said that solid e pointed in that direction, with groups wanting to stage an attack that would provoke a western military strike to topple assad from power. >> russia has rejected claims that the u.n. report on the chemical attack shows that damascus was responsible. >> on th
Sep 2, 2013 12:30am EDT
of the obama administration about relations with russia and, i think, about mr. obama in particular in his personal regard for mr. putin, and i think that's what that comment about - the personal comment about the slouching kid in the back - at the back of the room. it seems with that, it's harder to imagine that you could see them pivot and kind of walk back and make the decision: well, in fact, we would like to meet with you. there would have you know, maybe the situation in syria, which is extremely grave and dangerous, could justify that. but - [no audio] >> questions? roger, could you speak into the microphone? >> roger runningen, bloomberg news. what are going to be the deliverables - for any of you? >> you know, on the stockholm stop, i'm not sure there's really going to be a deliverable other than an underscoring of both the strong bilateral ties as well as our regional engagement. i mean, for the president to visit with the nordic colleagues as well as to see the baltic president in the span of a week really speaks to, i think, a deeper regional engagement, which is - which is ve
Sep 5, 2013 7:00pm PDT
the criminal court. the g 20 summit has started in russia amid sharp differences of military action against syria. the u.s. and france backed diplomatically by the uk. russia is backed by brazil and china. >> a handshake and a smile for the cameras masking deep divisions. vladimir putin greeting barack obama in st. petersburg and officially it was dedicated to economic issues but the host who agreed to adding cereal to the menu. >> they have asked me to give the time and possibility to discuss other very acute topics of international politics not included in the original plan. in particular, the situation around syria. >> i suggest we do this during dinner. >> that is likely to be a stormy meal. the war in cereal has divided global powers and the u.s. may be backed up by france and its calls for military strikes but the g 20 sees the two allies increasingly isolated as the russian opposition garners more global support. china calling for a political solution mirrored by india, brazil brazil, and south africa. germany and the uk already ruling out any participation of the eu insisting a mili
Sep 14, 2013 2:00am PDT
in the boston marathon, is it this that the americans and russia see a common enemy like in world war ii. could obama's failure to attack on syria get us to fight alongside each other. can this be the point in history we need? big question coming up in the show. first a political fight here at home. president obama's base support remains strong. the latest journal poll shows 78% of democrats, four out of five approve of the job he's doing right now as opposed to 16% who disapprove. that's stronger than the 45% approval nationally. 50% disapproval that president obama gets. the democrats are holding strong. congressman gregory meeks, a democrat from new york and clarence pace, a columnist for the chicago tribune. i want to start with the congressman up in new york. i'm amazed because i know -- part of this, i think, may have to do with this hesitancy about going to war in syria. i just think the president is very much in sync with most democrats, which is yeah we might have to do something but i feel very bad about going to war again. i wonder whether his hesitancy isn't perfectly in sync with w
Sep 4, 2013 6:00am EDT
of nuclear weapons would not be credible. which is not a scenario that is involving russia. it is iran, north korea, and by developing nuclear alternatives. the president is presented with a nuclear option andmy interpretation is that nuclear weapons cannot complete the substitute for conventional weapons. thosear or conventional would be scenarios in which the use of nuclear weapons might lack credibility. secondly, if the u.s. couldn't -- retains dominant, that it does not have to have nuclear- weapons as a hedge against inferior r.t.. -- inferiority. that will not allow the u.s. to drawdown nuclear with numbers very much. that is my interpretation of what all of these doctrines mean. these are cryptic and can be interpreted in lots of different ways. >> the gentleman in the back. right behind the camera there. >> and thank you very much. i wonder if i could press back a little on your first recommendation on scenarios based analysis for assessments. the reason why is that it occurred to me as you were speaking that if we had scenarios based assessment of the cruise missile, a generation ag
Al Jazeera America
Sep 6, 2013 8:00am EDT
strikes in russia. when the press conference gets underway, we'll take you to that. later this morning, president obama will be having a press conference, we'll take you to that as well. the war in syria has been the topic on everyone's list. this morning, president obama joined leaders for an official group photo. he spent much of the summit trying to rally international support for a military strike against the assad regime. it is unclear if the pot's lobbying efforts have worked. the president is drawing up plans for an attack against syria. the word today is that the plans are becoming bigger and broader, asking the pentagon to come up with a list of potential targets. a new strategy is purportedly being drawn up for an attack calling for air strikes by french and u.s. airplanes. the white house insists that american troops will not be required on the ground. congress hasn't signed off, despite an intense lobbying effort by the white house. it is unclear how the house and senate are going to vote. today, a vote will be form ally submitted to the senate. at the g20 summit, the presi
Sep 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in russia. we spoke to our k's -- rt in greece. >> the alleged claim has been let. you will be able to see it just behind my left shoulder there. we will see here at olympia, the birthplace of the games, the longest torch relay in opaque history. a few moments ago, the lighting of the flame ceremony took place. it was basically a step back in time, winding back the clock perhaps 2.5 thousand years. we saw an actress dressed as a high priestess lit the flame using the powers of the sun and a parabolic mirror which is basically what happened in 700 bc that flame was brought here to the ancient stadium which is where i am standing and it is now being used or just was used to light the torch, the first torchbearer. he runs off now to my right. by tradition, he is always a greek. on this occasion, he was an 18- year-old skier. he hopes to compete for his country in sochi next year. he will hand this torch to the first russian torchbearer, the ice hockey star. he himself -- 48 hours to carry out this honor. he flies back to the states this evening. he says this event was one of the highlights of
Sep 5, 2013 7:00am EDT
tension remains between him and the leader of russia. she then accused the president -- ofng on it evidence lying on evidence in syria. he said his credibility is not on the line. guardian,"the leaders trade threats before the summit. tweeted a picture of the president touching down in that city ahead of the g20 meeting. there it is. the president is going to be meeting with the other g20 leaders later today. joining us on the phone is david jackson, the white house reporter with "usa today." a series of g 20 things is on the agenda. there will be an arrival ceremony. a workinghere will be dinner. in between all of that, he will have a one-on-one meeting with the japanese prime minister. earlier this week, president obama spoke with the prime minister by phone. i would expect to hear japanese endorsement of military action in syria. the committee voted 10-7 to advance the military plan for syria. what does that give the president heading into the leak -- into the meeting with the other leaders? they were hoping for a bigger margin. it may be notable that the press secretary s
Sep 11, 2013 7:00pm PDT
and paris weighing their options. the vote in congress suspended. diplomacy with russia now top of the agenda. where does it all lead the west standing in syria and beyond? how will it impact the presidency of barack obama and francois hollande? obama hits the pause button. we will also be looking at reactions in the media with james creedon. the hour begins in the newsroom. >> hello to you. the headlines in russia submits that this disarmament plan -- this is barack obama about to give diplomacy a chance, but there is suspicion on both sides. members respond to moscow's move. a year to the day after the attack in benghazi that killed the u.s. ambassador. america, the victim of the 9/11 attacks in washington and new york, memorials at the white house. russia has given the united states its plan for placing syria's chemical weapons under international control. survey lab rob is set to meet u.s. secretary of state john kerry on wednesday. a slew of diplomatic wrangling now in the cards of the un security council. damascus is playing for time, and western powers want to toughen the
Sep 4, 2013 6:30pm PDT
russia continues to stand behind the syrian regime and support bashar assad. the u.s. president, barack obama, continues to argue in favor of unit of action against the regime. he said his -- in favor of unity of action -- of punitive action against the regime. he said his campaign was not personal. >> president obama looked confident as he arrived at stockholm's international airport. uses it to sweden had been expected to focus on economic issues. -- his visit to sweden had been expected to focus on economic issues. >> we believe with high confidence that chemical weapons were used and that mr. assad was the source. and we want to join with the international community in an effective response that deters such use in the future. >> sweden condemns the use of chemical weapons in syria in the strongest possible terms. it is a clear violation of international law. those responsible should be held accountable. sweden believes that syria's matters -- serious matters concerning international peace and security should be handled by the united nations. >> the prime minister reminded obama that
Sep 10, 2013 8:00am PDT
and in consultation with russia and with china to explore seriously. the note goes on to say the viability of the russian proposal to put all the weapons and related materials fully under international control in order to enforce -- in order to assure they're very fireable and enforceable destruction. will include a discussion on elements of a potential u.n. security council resolution. the white house now agreeing that it will try to pursue this as best it can in hopes that syria is serious in what it is offering as well as russia and they're going to play this out a little further. at the same time, you can expect the president to communicate to the american people there is the need for military action to be taken against syria, to ask for american support for that, and he'll very likely say that his calls for military action to this point have succeeded, that they're working, and that's why we're in this position. >> okay, let's speak about that new information. because not only is syria willing to hand over its weapons stockpiles, it's actually confirming it has any to begin with. whic
Sep 11, 2013 4:00am PDT
with russia. >>> signs of 2016, hillary clinton with jeb bush, focused on iowa d new hampshire. >>> outrageous. did a governor delay a death row execution because of a political fund-raiser? >>> plus oprah winfry on why balloons threaten the heck out of her. this steamy video on the internet. >>> and a one-way ticket to mars. thousands have applied. "early today" starts now. >>> this is "early today" for wednesday, september 11. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui. a military strike is on hold and diplomacy taking center stage in the crisis in syria. in an address to the nation late tuesday, the president said the u.s. would work with russia, china and u.s. allies to force syria to hand over the chemical weapons it allegedly used on its own people. tracie potts is in washington for us this morning. good morning to you. how much fraction does this possible solution have right now in washington? >> well, it's actually, richard, raising a lot of questions here in washington, including with president obama who addressed this in his speech last night, saying that while there's promise here, and there
Al Jazeera America
Sep 5, 2013 7:00am EDT
♪ theme >> are going. this is aljazeera. i'm richelle carey. president obama arrives in russia for the g-20 summit, but the global economy is expected to take a back seat to the showdown over syria as the u.s. looks to build support for a military strike. >> it is being debated on capitol hill. it will be sent to the senate for a full vote next week. >> aerial castro takes his own live in prison. the women he held captive for a decade have remained silent, but their neighbors have plenty to say. >> this is all about money. nobody cares about who's houses are falling down or who's got health problems. >> the leaders of the largest native american tribe are looking to get into the energy business. but plans to buy up the coal mine is called greed, not about its people. >> president obama is going global as he presses for action in syria. he arrived in russia within the hour for the g-20 economic summit, while the situation in syria is expected to top the agenda. top aids are trying to convince congress to approve a military intervention in syria. a committee voted to authorize a
Sep 12, 2013 10:00am PDT
with russia's foreign minister about getting rid of syria's chemical weapons, vladimir putin does an op-ed blasting president obama's syrian policy. what does it mean for vladimir, kerry talks that start within the hour. >> i think it's clear the purpose was to weaken our resolve and make sure we would not fulfill our pledge to conduct military action if we have to. >> that's the discussions that secretary kerry had with foreign minister lavrov as well as make of the other players in this can yield a concrete result. i know he's going to be working very hard over the next several days to see what possibilities are there. >> we'll ask senate foreign relations chairman senator bob menendez for his reaction to putin's snipes. is this a real crack in assad's armor. the syrian dictator tells russian state tv he will give up his chemical weapons after long denying they even existed. >>> plus inside assad's opposition, the commander of the syrian rebel forces explains why they feel abandoned by the u.s.-russian diplomacy. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in geneva where john kerry is about to
Sep 15, 2013 4:00am PDT
in world war ii? could obama be the way to get america and russia fighting alongside each other instead of against each other? could this be the inflection point in history we need? big question, that's coming up in the show. first, the fight here at home, president obama's base support remains strong. a poll shows 78% of democrats, 4 out of 5, approve of the job he's doing right now, that's stronger than the 45% approval nationally, 50% disapproval president obama gets in the full poll, but democrats are holding strong. democrat of new york and columnist for the chicago tribune. starting with the congressman from new york. part of this, i think, may have to do with this hesitancy about going to war in syria. i just think the president is very much in sync with most democrats, which is, yeah, we might have to do something, but i feel very bad about going to war again. i wonder whether his hesitancy isn't perfectly in sync with the way democrats are thinking. your thoughts, sir? >> i think the president is acting deliberately and also understanding and learning the lessons of what took p
Sep 12, 2013 8:00pm PDT
putin has invested his credibility. >> has he? what international credibility does russia's president actually have? would he care if he lost it? >> we got a lot more stuff to do here in this government. >> president obama ready to move on? he lets his proxies respond after president putin antagonizes the u.s. with unsolicited advice on syria. who is calling the shots here? this is "crisis in syria decision point." >>> good evening. welcome to this special hour of cnn "crisis in syria decision point." already morning in geneva, switzerland where secretary of state john kerry is waking up for a second day of negotiations with his counterpart, russian foreign minister sergey lavrov. they'll have a number of hours nailing down the agreement requiring syria to give up its chemical weapons as the u.s. keeps waving the big stick of potential military strikes over syria's head. the united nations says that syrian leader bashar al assad has now signed the international treaty banning chemical weapons in his country. but he does want something in return. >> translator: i want to clearly expres
FOX News
Sep 10, 2013 12:00pm PDT
no one will use those chemical weapons. russia's president, vladimir putin, says his nation's plan would work only if the united states rejects the use of force outright. that's the change. before there were no conditions on the united states for this. certainly not that we would say, all options are not on the table. about that is now a condition, that we say, there will be no military strike. again, just about an hour from how to the u.n. security council holding an emergency meeting to discuss this. we see the president leaving from capitol hill. it's a long way from yesterday and started with what seemed like an off the cuff remark by secretary of state john kerry that syria could avoid a strike by giving up chemical weapons. but u.s. officials spent the day playing down the comments, auld them rhetorical. not a real proposal. then russia jumped. offered up a plan to turn over the chemical weapons to an international group, and by the time president obama sat down with reporter from the networks, it went from a rhetorical statement to a game-changer. the president told chris wallace
FOX News
Sep 10, 2013 10:00pm PDT
by the russians, which i think is unlikely to work, but if it does work, it is going to give russia a boost in the region at the expense of the united states. and you know, the tone was just -- i mean, it is like he is the only president who cares about peace. he is the only president who cares about avoiding war. and he gratuitously, and maybe i'm a little sensitive, having served in the administration. taking a shot at his predecessor had -- let me quote it specifically -- that his predecessor had sidelined the people's representatives from critical decisions on whether we use should use use of force. as i remember, in 2002 and 2001, the only president that has not gone to congress in the last decade for use of force was president obama himself when he took action in libya, didn't go to the united states congress and get affirmative approval of action in the war. but this is not going to move the ball. at the end of the day, he starts way behind. i support what he is doing personally, but i don't think he really advanced the cause much. >> i don't think it moves the ball, but what i think
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 12:00pm EDT
and destroyed. this is the new idea being put forth by russia now with possible backing by u.n. secretary general. so let's take a look at these latest developments happening today. russia saying it could urge syria to put chemical weapons under international control if that would avert military strikes. just two hours from now congress goes back to work in washington will limited debate could begin with a first vote possible concerning those strikes on wednesday. and tonight president obama makes his case in six tv interviews. meanwhile syria's president bashar al-assad is saying if president obama strikes syria he will only be helping the terrorist. assad denying that his regime launched a chemical attack. >> our military, our police police, our institutions, don't exist. how can you talk about what has happened if you don't have evidence. we are the government that deals with reality. >> this war is against the interests of the united states, why? because this is the war that is going to support al-qaeda and the same people that killed americans in 11th of september. >> we have team co
Comedy Central
Sep 5, 2013 7:25pm PDT
. >> since 1989 the united states and russia have been allies but recently the nations have struggled with one crisis nestled inside ott crisis inside another. to see how to keep these two nations from another cold war i sat down who heads the kremlin approved policy group. let's start with an easy issue. edward snowden. >> you don't want him and we do want him. why can't we figure this (bleep) out like right now? >> this was your fault. why the hell you canceled his passport in moscow airport? you created all of this mess. >> ah! don't turn this around and blame me for this. >> this is american problem. you created this problem. we are the victims of this situation. >> russia is the victim? >> yes. >> russia is the victim. >> oh, russia is the victim. 158 pounds of pasty nerd walks into your country and you are powerless to do anything about it. >> he is an unwelcomed guest. >> you know what i do with guest whose don't leave i shave my legs while i am watching tv. >> we are unfamiliar with this. >> maybe we should discuss something that never seems to elicit strong opinion, russia'
Sep 11, 2013 12:00pm PDT
to move forward. that put forward by russia and would require syria to turn over its chemical weapons stock pile. i can tell you conversations have already begun on that front. key members in the security council of the u.n. meeting today to discuss how to move forward. secretary of state john kerry headed to jegeneva to meet with his russian counterpart. the white house is being a bit vague about a time line today during the white house briefing. jay carney would not give specifics about what type of a time line the president would like to set for getting this diplomatic option resolved. there's a lot of skepticism this can work because syria is a war torn nation and stockpiles are spread out all over the country. there's a lot of questions how that would actually be implemented. this nation as you pointed out in the introduction is war weary, the majority of americans are opposed to any type of military intervention. president didn't seem to have the votes in congress so to some extent this is an out for president obama, another option moving forward. there's no better reminder of w
Sep 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
good morning to you, i'm carol costello. we begin this morning in russia. the military strikes in syria. right now that has muted the economic summit that has drawn world leaders, including president obama and syria's most important ally. russian president vladimir putin. at any moment, the two men will take part in a photo op shaking hands, but in recent days, they've been wagging fingers. obama scolding putin for opposing the strikes and putin accusing the united states of unfairly blaming the assad regime. in fact, putin is now accusing secretary of state john kerry of lying to congress this week when kerry denied al qaeda's role in aiding rebel fighters. >> translator: it was somewhat unpresent for me to even watch it. because we worked with the u.s.en the assumption that they are decent people and he lied. he knew that he was lying and he went on lying about it. it is sad. >> shortly we're going to talk to cnn's brianna keilar and jill dougherty over in st. petersburg, russia, for that g-20 summit. you can see these limousines pulling into this russian palace. it's beautif
Al Jazeera America
Sep 5, 2013 4:00am EDT
to russia at the start of the g-20 summit. mr. obama will arrive in stole n stockholm in 30 might b 30 minu. syria is the main topic of the conversation as the military plans to strike the syrian regime. >>> the resolution will limit hostility to 60 or 90 days on syrian soil. pit was a bipartisan vote 10-7 by republicans and two democrats voting against it. house speaker john boehner will not meet about the crisis in syria. they hoped to lobby congress directly in a bid to avoid military action it's not clear if the diplomates will meet with other members of congress. >> a check of your headlines. i'm thomas in new york. as always you can stay up-to-date on our web-site at al up next, america tonight. . . an uphill battle. team obama one step closer to getting support for a strike on syria. >> this is an imperfect situation. there are no good options here. >> also ahead. america tonight's special contributor, soledad o'brien in a rare interview, with jeanne claude duvalier. >> we were called the pearl of the antilles. you could walk around port o prince without being assaulted.
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 8:00pm EDT
, but russia has offered up an 11th u.s. military action. and syria is demanding the u.s. prove its chemical weapons acquisition. but we begin with president obama tonight. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. mike? >> they call it the bully pulpit and wih good reason. the president did a round robin interview today. he laid out his case. many of the themes and points we are likely to hear in that address tomorrow night, we understand it will be the east room. but everything on hold at the time being, john. that after the russian foreign minister put forward the proposal after meeting bilaterally with the syrian prime minister to gather up these chemical weapons, gather them and destroy them. the president reacted to that today, and told everyone that the congressional vote process is going to be on hold until this gets ironed out. >> i don't anticipate that you would see a succession of votes this week or any time in the immediate future, and so i think there will be time during the course of the debates here in the united states for the international community to work with us, to s
Al Jazeera America
Sep 14, 2013 6:00am EDT
surroundings. the u.s. and russia try to agree on syria's chemical weapons poolside at their hotel in geneva. any moment nowell hear about what's happened so far. these are live pictures from geneva. >>> also ahead, former egyptian president hosni mubarak is back in court over the deaths of protesters. >>> more than 50 dead and 60,000 homeless as a cease-fire collapses in the philippines. >>> and shark fin soup off the menu. hong kong's government bows to pressure from conservationists. >>> talks between the u.s. and russia on how to bring syria's chemical weapons under international control are now into the third day. any time now we're expecting the top diplomats from both countries, john kerry and sergei lavrov, to address the media. these are live pictures from that meeting in switzerland where they are due very soon, as we've been saying, to give an update on the progress. we'll, of course, go to that when they come out and speak. jonah hall is live for us in geneva. jonah, the talks are entering their third day. u.s. officials have been reported as saying they're tough talks but are ma
Sep 27, 2013 5:30am PDT
>> the u.s. and russia finally agreed to a u.n. draft resolution on syria, one that one person called utterly unimaginable two weeks ago. new information about the siege and nairobi points the finger at the inefficiency of the kenyan authorities. football legend is in court. he and his father are accused of dodging millions of euros in taxes. you are watching "france 24." there has been a breakthrough in the diplomatic standoff in syria. the u.n. full count so is expected to vote on the resolution today. it is -- counsel is expected to vote on the full resolution today. >> after 100 thousand people killed, finally a breakthrough in the diplomatic deadlock over syria. the u.s. and russia reached an agreement on a draft resolution aimed at doering -- destroying the country's chemical stockpile. if passed, it will be the first resolution passed since the start of the conflict. >> there will be consequences for non-compliance. his is the first time since the syrian conflict began that the syrian counsel has imposed winding publications on syria. -- binding obligations on syria. >>
FOX News
Sep 11, 2013 12:00am PDT
, but if it does work, it is going to give russia a boost in the region at the expense of the united states. and you know, the tone was just -- i mean, it is like he is the only president who cares about peace. he is the only president who cares about avoiding war. and he gratuitiously, and maybe i'm a little sensitive, having served in the administration. taking a shot at his predecessor, that he had side lined the people's representatives from the critical decisions on whether we use should use use of force. as i remember, in 2002 and 2001, the only president that has not gone to congress for the use of force was president obama himself when he took action in libya, didn't go to the united states congress and get affirmative approval of action in the war. but this is not going to move the ball. at the end of the day, he starts way behind. i support what he is doing personally, but i don't think he really advanced the cause much. >> i don't think it moves the ball, but what i think it does is put us in endless limbo, because i think it allows the president out of the box, that he somehow b
FOX News
Sep 11, 2013 7:00pm PDT
for saying the united states is exceptional, calling that remark, quote, dangerous. so is russia just playing us? and is that dangerous? >> putin is the player. we are being played. >> that's exactly right. that's exactly what is happening here. >> we have had to rely on the russians to rescue this and they don't have american interests at heart. >> do you realize what a laughingstock we are? >> we have seen one of the most stunning collapses and re server sales of super power status in the history of the world. >> we are relying on the russians who ve toed every action against assad in the united nations. >> leading from behind has consequences. it created a power vacuum up front. the russians filled it. >> the russian government indicated a willingness to join with the international community in pushing assad to give up his chemical weapons. >> what an historic speech last night. probably the first time in history that a u.s. president gave a speech about not doing something. >> this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force. >> give us a
Al Jazeera America
Sep 5, 2013 12:00am EDT
qaeda on one side an iran and hezbollah as well as russia so where are the good guys and who is in control if we do have a regime change? >> i came here with an open mind to hear the argument of why we should strike syria. and still the administration has failed to tell me the direct threat to the united states of america. >> those doubts reflect the skepticism outside the beltway as well. sheila macvicar, constituents who are unified against the president's plan. >> the part of upstate new york that locals call the northern country, that's the district of republican congressman tom reed. representative reed has spent the last two days hosting a series of town halls, what he calls listening sessions, to hear what his constituents have to say. i caught up him in the town of oleon. >> i want to listen to the people in the district. i want to get your input because i truly believe to represent this district in washington you need olisten to people. >> the average american people, the regular joes out there. and janes, i think we have a better sense of where this country needs to
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Sep 15, 2013 1:00am PDT
department dismissed as rhetorical. and the latest, we reach an agreement with russia to force syria to give up chemical weapons. just like that, the washington two-step in full swing. russian president vladimir putin, now the new peace keeper in chief. the go-between for the united states and the people we were about to bomb. really? we are going to rely on russia to dissolve the chemical weapons dilemma in syria? for two years, mr. president, you said assad had to go. but you did nothing. a year ago you drew another make-believe red lines, but did nothing. despite over 100,000 people killed, last week you suddenly announced that as commander in chief you will order a military strike. the american public, understandably, is outraged. they don't want more american blood spilled. what to do? back off the commander in chief thing and outsource the decision to congress. but if congress balks, you say you'll go back to being commander in chief and go ahead with a limited strike. now mr. president, you are the leader of the free world. do it or don't do it. don't talk about it. it's your talking
Sep 10, 2013 7:00pm PDT
to examine russia's plans of typical weapons. and in -- tabling the resolution . and the deputy president not guilty. and out on strike, stating a lockout. there said to study the plan to place chemical weapons under international control. the prepend to -- from pair to examine the proposal at the u.n.. they prepare to float a resolution of the security council. >> barack obama is willing to have the un security council discussion on this russian proposal. this comes about after phone calls today with french president francois hollande and the fish prime minister. this would mean that this is something that moves very quickly, not necessarily from congress to the united nations but the emphasis will be on the un security council discussion. the proposal that the u.s. -- it was first floated in an off-the- cuff remark by secretary of state john kerry. you have got that two track strategy. the job at hand for u.s. president barack obama. he is meeting with senate republicans and senate democrats in two separate, trying to convince them to vote for a resolution for military intervention in s
Sep 2, 2013 2:00am EDT
the book of but he did not read it. [laughter] in the back? >> thank you very much. i lived in russia for seven years. i would like to ask about russia's future. peers seen on my -- my and growing up in russia and i have noticed that basically if they are smart and if they are liberal, they try to leave the country. you mentioned silicon valley how russia is one of the languages. russians are very's bart -- are very smart but they are not looking to improve -- stay in their country because it is so shaky -- the legal system and so forth. then you see the other guys that are staying, nationalist and skinheads and people like that who are going to protest in beating up immigrants and stuff like that on the streets. they are not just of the streets, protesting and they are rising up and taking positions and government as well. that is just about the future of russia in its self. putin, the man is 61 years old and he is not going to be around very long. [laughter] >> we are all very old on this panel. [laughter] >> sorry about that. speaking as a member of the younger generation, i'm look
Sep 5, 2013 6:30pm PDT
economy. >> one u.s. official accused russia of holding the un security council hostage over the issue. first, this report on the days diplomacy so far. >> a ensley handshake belies the urgency of the situation. the united nations secretary- general needs a solution on the crisis. he is at the g-20 two present information about a chemical weapons attack. europe is calling for a report by united nations investigators as soon as possible. >> this remains a stain on the confidence -- conference. >> this economic summit is being overshadowed by syria. u.s. president barack obama is seizing the opportunity to campaign for military intervention, while russia is pulling -- pushing for proof that the chemical weapons attack was ordered by the syrian president. germany has already signaled it would provide humanitarian aid or political support in syria. chancellor angela merkel wants to mediate between the u.s. and russia, but hope of a diplomatic situate -- diplomatic solution is scarce. >> those who listen carefully saw that the assessment of the causes of who is responsible for the use of ch
Sep 12, 2013 6:30pm PDT
.s. stops its military threats. john kerry met with his counterpart from russia in geneva. the u.s. remains skeptical about any commitments made by the syrian regime. >> john kerry said that he and his russian counterpart counterpart for serious but he rejected a deadline for damascus to layout the details of its chemical weapons. he had four key proposals. first, that serious should join the chemical weapons convention. it must disclose the location of the chemical stockpiles and allow international inspectors in to examine the weapons. and hand over the weapons for destruction. the u.n. says that it has received an application from syria to join the chemical weapons convention which bans the production and use of those arms. the syrian president said the proposal for securing his country's chemical stockpiles would only work if the u.s. dropped its threat of military action. washington insist a strike against syria is an option. >> this will take some time but we also will not deal with the delaying tactics and we believe it is very important to hold assad accountable. >> many practical q
Sep 10, 2013 10:00am PDT
.s. military strike. kerry told lawmakers the administration is waiting for russia's proposal but "we're not waiting for long." those were his words. we'll have the very latest on the push to authorize u.s. military action and the search for a diplomatic solution to avoid. >>> also happening right now, apple is unveiling its new crop of iphones. you the rumors have been rampant, more colors, a more budget-friendly model, even a new fingerprint sensor. will all this help apple keep up with the competition? we have details coming up in a live report. >>> i'm wolf blitzer in washington. we want to start with dramatic developments right now that are reshaping the debate over what to do about syria. what started as an off the cuff remark seemingly at least now a diplomatic push to avoid a u.s. military strike. at the same time, president obama is pressing ahead, trying to make the case for potential u.s. military action. he's lobbying lawmakers this hour. he addresses the nation tonight. the president says it's the threat of force that's driving the diplomacy. the secretary of state john k
Sep 5, 2013 3:00am PDT
, chris. president obama is due to land here in st. petersburg, russia, really any minute out in and head for the g-20 summit, an economic summit where syria will loom large, a big issue obviously in the relationship between the u.s. and russia, and we're told to expect that president obama and president vladimir putin will meet up here on the margins, as we're told, during this summit, in what has become a relationship full of personal animosity. president obama and russian president vladimir putin are set to come face-to-face at the annual meeting of g-20 leaders. obama defending his position to laurvelg strikes. lun launch strikes. >> i didn't set a red line. the world did web the 8% of the population when it said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent. >> reporter: putin remains vehemently opposed. casting doubt of the evidence the u.s. has against the syrian regime. >> translator: if we have precise data of who is responsible for these crimes then we'll react. >> reporter: russia is not alone. britain and germany are also refusing to endorse military action, this is the highest te
Sep 7, 2013 10:00am PDT
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Al Jazeera America
Sep 2, 2013 9:00pm EDT
's closest ally, russia, talks to bring an end to syria's civil war. here is things prime minister. >> if the strike announced by the u.s. president does take place, our deepest regret, i think that despite everything being said, at the moment, this will throw the prospect of that forum back further. if not forever. going sergei lavrov, referring to the negotiations taking place in algeria. british sources today saying putin will face the full force of the g-20 later this week to accept the evidence and agree that it's time for assad to go. joie. >> we wanted to understand a little bit more about the elements that bring russia and syria closer together. joining us george mason university professor george katz. can you talk about that professor is it a matter of history that russia hangs on here? >> i think for russia syria is the last ally they have in the middle east. if assad falls russia has no position in the middle east. i think that also for putin this has become a domestic issue for him. that he wants to be seen as being tough against the americans. it would be worse for him
Al Jazeera America
Sep 4, 2013 6:00am EDT
, these are our top stories. >> russia's president vladimir put ton said he would back military action, if it's proved the government was behind the >> radiation readings at japan's plant hits a record high. i'll be explaining why humanitarian need, these people have been forgotten by the world. >> and australia's action man, the politician that wants to become the next prime minister. ♪[music] russian president has warned the west about taking one sided action over the suspected weapons attack, but he has said he will pack a military response through the u.n. if it is proved that the government was behind the gassing in damascus. now putin gave the interview one day -- expected to meet the president barack obama. limited and tailored use of u.s. forces sent the draft resolution with no ground troops. and syria's regime continues to prepare itself for cruise missile strikes. the u.s. secretary of state told evidence that asaad used chemical weapons was solid. >> we have physical evidence of where the rockets came from, and when. not one rocket landed in regime control territory. not one the
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